Nashville’s Broadway – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , September 15th, 2018

Nashville's Broadway - Globetrotter Girls

After only two trips in seven months (the least traveling I’ve done in years!), August marked the month that I finally started traveling more again. And with trips lined up every month for the rest of the year, I decided to revive my Polaroid Of The Week series.

This weekly look back at what I’ve been up to might not be a full travel article on a destination, but it’ll give you an idea of what I’ve been up to and include at least one useful tip.

To kick off my late summer travels, I flew down to Nashville, Tennessee, a city I’ve been wanting to visit ever since watching The Thing Called Love with Sandra Bullock and River Phoenix in 1993. In recent years I kept hearing great things about the city, and after only one quick stop in Memphis years ago, I was excited to finally visit Nashville and to see more of Tennessee. Because Nashville was just the jumping-off point for a Tennessee road trip, or if I want to be 100% precise I should say Tennessee & North Carolina road trip because adding Asheville and the Great Smoky Mountains to our itinerary meant dipping into Tennessee’s eastern neighbor state for a few days.

Nashville did not disappoint – even though Nashville’s Broadway, lined with honky-tonks and bars felt a bit tacky, I enjoyed popping my head in some of them and lingering for a while in those that had great live music.

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What’s Gay on the Great White Way

Author: , July 4th, 2013

Kinky Boots The MusicalVisiting New York this Summer? The Advocate has the scoop on the gay-themed shows packing them in on Broadway:

Celebrating LGBT Pride in NYC this weekend and need a culture break? Check out one of these 10 LGBT-inclusive or queer-friendly shows that opened during the 2012-13 theater season.

Kinky Boots: Based on the 2005 film about a drag queen named Lola who saves a shoe factory, Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-winning musical adaptation isn’t just an excuse for sassy drag numbers — although, choreographed by out Broadway Bares creator Jerry Mitchell, they are sickening. Composer-lyricist Cyndi Lauper says “Sex Is in the Heel,” but the magic of this show is in its heart; as Lola, who’s dealing with a bully and daddy issues, gay star Billy Porter is actually most affecting without makeup. Hirschfeld Theatre, open-ended.

Hit the link above for the full list.

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Insider Access to Learn From Broadway Professionals

Author: , June 25th, 2012

Explore the Theater District; learn one of the numbers from a Broadway show with a cast member. Then, discuss it with friends, old and new, over lunch or dinner.

The Theatre District is an area in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway theatres are located, as well as many other theatres, movie theatres, restaurants, hotels and other places of entertainment. It extends from 40th Street to 54th Street, and from west of Sixth Avenue to east of Eighth Avenue, and includes Times Square. The Great White Way is the name given to the section of Broadway which runs through the Theater District. Theatre Row, an area on 42nd Street from Ninth Avenue to Eleventh Avenue, which contains many Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters, may be considered to be an extension of the Theatre District, although it is not officially a part of it.

Who: Theater Lovers, Culture Mavens, and Actors who want to fine-tune their parts!
What: Insider Access to a rehearsal studio, A private one-on-one with a Broadway performer and musical director – to learn one of the songs or dance routines from the very show you’ll be attending that night.
Where: Theater District
When: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Monday – Sunday
Why: Learn what it’s really like to be on Broadway from the professionals.

Our four-hour programs include:

  • Expert guide to learn about the history and cultural legacy of the Times Square Neighborhood/Theater District.
  • Insider’s Access for a private 1 ½ hour lesson from a Broadway professional actor and musical director to learn a number from the show that you will see.
  • Performance Bragging Rights over lunch or dinner at Blue Fin – Who would you cast in the part?
  • All taxes and gratuities included

Not included:

  • Transportation is additional upon request since all programs are designed for walking rain or shine
  • Alcoholic beverages may be paid individually at the end of the meal
  • Ticket to the Broadway show of your choice is additional

For more information or other NYC Experiences, check out our site or contact us at 888-713-TRIP (8747)


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New Rooftop Restaurant in New York City

Author: , June 4th, 2012

New Rooftop Restaurant in New York City  |  New York, United States  |  Las week I discovered a little spring/summer/autumn GEM in the heart of Manhattan, at the new NoMad Hotel. An spectacular intimate rooftop with incredible views of true NYC icons such us the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings. Scheduled to open June 15th, this Rooftop Restaurant will cater three course dining experiences for reduced groups. (post by CarlosMeliaBlog.com) Read more…

Gay Travel Magazine Launches “The Broadway Blog”

Author: , March 20th, 2011

The Broadway BlogPASSPORT magazine announced today the debut of their latest venture: The Broadway Blog. Dedicated to serving the insatiable desires of theatre lovers around the world, The Broadway Blog is devoted to being your insider’s guide to all the exciting theatre people and productions in New York, London, and beyond.

The Broadway Blog is a highly personal hot spot for the passionate theatregoer, as well as a great resource for out-of-towners planning a trip to the Great White Way. Weekly columns feature intimate interviews with stage personalities, review round-ups, and practical tips for getting seats to the best shows in town.

Your personal guide to the best of Broadway and beyond is Tom Mizer, an award-winning lyricist/librettist as well as host of PASSPORT TV’s travel videos. With his insider knowledge and theatre-biz friends, The Broadway Blog promises to be a one-of-a-kind mixture of useful information and behind-the-scenes fun.

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TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: Valerie Harper in Looped On Broadway

Author: , March 7th, 2010
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As if there were not already enough reasons to go to New York City, now there is yet another major reason to go. The theatrical production of LOOPED, an outstanding comedy just opened on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre at 149 West 45th Street.

Starring Valerie Harper as the late fabulously wonderful Tallulah Bankhead along with Brian Hutchison and Michael Mulheren, this is such a witty, catty and entertaining production.


Written by the noted New York City playwright , Mathew Lombardo who brought us “Tea at Five” the one-woman play which told the story of Katharine Hepburn in a monologue. It was based on Hepburn’s book “Me: Stories of My Life.”.


Kate Mulgrew was the star and it played to large audiences in New York City and then later at different cities around the country. We saw it at the Pasadena Theatre when we were in Palm Springs a few years ago where we and Matthew was staying at the Terrazzo Resort.

We first saw LOOPED at the Cuillo Centre for the Arts in West Palm Beach when it was in its previews. The audience roared with laughter! Director Rob Ruggiero has accomplished a remarkable job in casting the perfect actors for this production.


Based on a real event, LOOPED takes place in the summer of 1965, when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead stumbles into a sound studio to re-record (or ‘loop’) one line of dialogue for her last movie “Die, Die, My Darling”. Ms. Bankhead was known for her wild partying and convention-defying exploits that surpassed even today’s celebrity bad girls. Given her intoxicated state and inability to loop the line properly what ensures is an uproarious showdown between an uptight film editor and an outrageous legend.


Valerie Harper IS Tallulah! She has Tallulah down perfect in her voice, her mannerisms and everything. She is the perfect Tallulah. Ms. Harper is such a joy to see in this production. She takes the “bull by the horn” and never gives an inch.

We have all seen Ms. Harper over the years and she is one of the finest actors today. She is so multi-talented. And of course she is a four time Emmy winner. This production is NOT for the faint at heart. You may be shocked, you may be surprised but you will also be in for one of the most exciting evenings of your life. You will take home with you memories that you will cherish for years to come. For those of you who well remember Tallulah Bankhead, this will be a wonderful trip down memory lane and for the younger audiences, this will be a very informative and hilarious reminder of what life used to be.


Tallulah Bankhead came up with so many witty and remarkable quotes. Two of our favorites are, “I;ll come and make love to you at five o’clock. If I;m late start without me…” and “Nobody can be exactly me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.”


Before seeing LOOPED, be sure and dine at Chez Josephine’s Restaurant, 414 West 42nd Street and call 212.594.1925 for reservations. Dining there will certainly put you right in the mood to see LOOPED. Owner, Jean-Claude Baker is the perfect host and a fabulously wonderful person. You will end your day by having not just one fabulous experience, but TWO! Dining at Chez Josephine’s is a rare treat and one that you will never forget!


Matthew Lombardo certainly has a major hit on his hands and thanks to the talented and fabulously wonderful Valerie Harper and her co-stars, LOOPED is bound for greatness!


Should you see LOOPED? Why of course Daaaahling! and be sure and savor every minute of it. Matthew Lombardo has visited Palm Springs time in the past. Life is just way too short NOT to see Broadway shows.


However if you can’t get to Broadway, by all means visit your local theatre productions every chance you get.

Always remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone! TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married). Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/